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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 57mMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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P&G’s Latest Luxury: Signs Dolce & Gabbana To New Beauty License

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have signed an extensive fragrance license with Procter & Gamble Prestige Products, ending drawn-out negotiations and nearly two years of speculation.

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P&G’s Latest Luxury: Signs Dolce & Gabbana To New Beauty License

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have signed an extensive fragrance license with Procter & Gamble Prestige Products.

clock December 15, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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VF Steps Up Retail Strategy

VF Corp. is adding direct retailing to consumers as a key element of its growth plan, looking to open 400 company-owned stores in four years.

clock December 15, 2005Ross Tucker

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In Brief: Wal-Mart Purchase … Bahrain Pact

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

People

Family Matters

After a decade working for Ralph Lauren, and a year-and-a-half helping Reed Krakoff overhaul the image at Coach, store designer-turned-writer/director Thomas Bezucha knows it’s all in the details.

clock December 15, 2005Marcy Medina

Financial

Vuitton Leads Fashion Pack In AOL Searches

Paris Hilton passed Britney Spears as the most searched for celebrity on America Online this year, and iPods became the hottest gadgets sought via the search engine, supplanting digital cameras.

clock December 15, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: A King In London … Anchors Away … Boston Finds New Relic On Newbury Street …

Simon King wants his brand, London Denim, to reflect the idiosyncratic, individualist spirit of its namesake city.

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Maverick in Her Own Right

Rebecca Romero researched the contemporary market before launching her collection, Maverick, and made some interesting discoveries.

clock December 15, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Takeout’s Breakout

Takeout, a young contemporary knitwear line here that merged in June with Tharanco Group, the parent company of Bill Blass Ltd., has big plans.

clock December 15, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

People

Crystal Clear

The guests at the West Coast launch of the Dior Christal watch had plenty of firsts to talk about.

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

People

Wild, Wild West

Marc Jacobs’ annual holiday party could have been whisked straight from the set of “Brokeback Mountain.”

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Over and Out … A Whole New Her

Radar magazine has folded for the second time.

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sarah Luna Finds Its Calling

Before Sarah Blumenthal found her true calling as a fashion designer, she tested a few other possibilities.

clock December 15, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Vaidisova: Tennis’ Rising Star

Nicole Vaidisova may not be a household name yet, but the 16-year-old tennis player is an emerging powerhouse — on and off the court.

clock December 15, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Bash Fetes Odabash Partner

Malibu is one of the few places in the U.S. that is perfect for a beach party in December.

clock December 15, 2005Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Meers Joins Lululemon

Former Reebok executive Robert Meers has been named chief executive officer of yoga retailer Lululemon Athletica.

clock December 15, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Slow Going at Trade Summit

On the second day of WTO talks in Hong Kong, nations entrenched their disparate positions on key issues that have lowered expectations of a deal.

clock December 15, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

China Imports Soar 41.1% in October

China’s import juggernaut rolled on in October, as shipments of Chinese apparel and textiles swelled 41.1 percent to 1.5 billion SMEs, or $1.9 billion.

clock December 15, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Margiela Finds a Home

The new store is temporary in style as well, befitting Margiela’s design philosophy.

clock December 15, 2005Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Satisfied Shoppers

The top 10 retailers ranked by customer satisfaction.

clock December 15, 2005Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

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